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Has North Korean state media been reading my blog?

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In the comments recently, “CamelCaseRob” wrote in a comment about Joe Biden “I suspect his IQ is around 130 – 135.” But I corrected him: “Shave an entire standard deviation off of that IQ estimate.”

North Korean state media today called Biden “a fool of low IQ.”

In my previous blog, I estimated that Joe Biden has an IQ of about 115, because that’s the lowest IQ for passing the bar exam and graduating in the bottom third of the class from a third-tier law school

They must have been reading my blog!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 22, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

China is not Japan

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There were some comments in the nature of “the U.S. felt threatened by Japan in the 1980s and that turned out to be a false scare, China is no different.”

There are many huge differences. Japan has less than half our population and about 1/20th of the land area. China has four times our population and their land area is about the same as the United State. Japan never had the raw size to be as dominant as the United States. China does.

Post World War II Japan has shown no military ambitions. Unlike China which has built an arsenal of nuclear weapons and is now busy creating aircraft carriers (which are not directly threatening to the United States, but rather they demonstrate a desire by China to be able to bully third-world countries). China is aggressively spreading it’s sphere of military influence into international waters.

Japan is like other western Democracies with freedoms including free speech. China is non-Democratic and is not free. People aren’t even allowed to use Instagram in China; even Iran’s censorship isn’t that oppressive (I see lots of Iranians posting on Instagram). I may also point out that China believes it’s OK to make it illegal to have more than one child.

China supports rogue nations like North Korea and Iran.

China has been aggressively spying on us and getting away with stealing secrets from both government and private companies.

When will we wake up and realize the danger that China poses?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 14, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in International

Thoughts on China

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China wants to be the world’s dominant superpower. Wanting it is the first step in actually reaching that goal.
In the United States, we are ambivalent about being the world’s current dominant superpower. Liberals feel guilty about it, that our dominance is based on racism, colonialism, slavery, white privilege, etc. They see it as just that the United States should decline while other more deserving countries rise up.

I say that I don’t want a country that bans people from accessing most of the internet—even Instagram is off limits—to supplant the U.S. as the world’s dominant superpower. China is the world’s biggest threat, a much bigger threat than Russia (where people mostly have access to the internet).

Maybe a permanent tariff on Chinese imports is what we need to force companies to diversify their supply chain into less geopolitically threatening countries.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 13, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

White terrorists vs Muslim terrorists

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White terrorists, like the guy from New Zealand, are always lone wolfs and unmarried losers.

In contrast, Muslim terrorists are part of a network, and they are neither loners nor losers. We see from this article that the Sri Lanken terrorists were well educated and financially well off. They were married. There were two husband-wife suicide bombing teams.

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Rosenmop writes in a comment:

White terrorists are probably mostly mentally ill. Being a terrorist is not socially acceptable in white culture so it is unlikely a white person who wants to be a terrorist will find anyone else who also wants to be a terrorist.

In some Muslim cultures apparently it IS socially acceptable to be a terrorist. Terrorists are seen as heroes and martyrs by some factions of Muslims. So groups of them get together.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 24, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

Notre Dame fire

1. Can’t rule out Islamic terrorism, but so far no Islamic groups claimed responsibility, so maybe it was just an accident caused by the renovations.

2. I can’t imagine rebuilding it. No one builds gothic cathedrals anymore. Hardly anyone in France still believes in the religion. Original Notre Dame is an architectural wonder of the late Middle Ages. Rebuilt Notre Dame is just kitsch.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 15, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in International

Julian Assange context

Julian Assange is accused of giving Bradley/Chelsea Manning advice on how to guess the password for a U.S. government computer. The advice wasn’t especially helpful to him/her/it. Assange is not a U.S. citizen, owes no loyalty to the U.S. government, and was not on U.S. soil when he allegedly gave this advice.

Bradley/Chelsea Manning, the real guilty party, had his/her/it’s sentence commuted by Obama.

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njguy73 writes in a comment:

Maybe Julian drop drop the “n” in his first name, along with his genitals. Then he’ll get a full and unconditional pardon.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 12, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

Will Jews continue to vote Democratic when the Democratic Party becomes anti-Israel?

The Democratic Party is swinging hard left, and the hard left sees the world as a hierarchy of victimhood. Under this hierarchy, Jews are only victimized when compared to gentile whites, but they have more privilege than just about everyone else, especially Muslims who are considered the world’s most-victimized religion.

The left is blind to the destruction that their ideology would cause. Giving Palestinians want they want, the right to be Israeli citizens, means that Israel becomes a majority-Muslim country (because there are more than 5 million Palestinians waiting to return), and then like all majority-Muslim countries it becomes a sh*thole instead of a safe place for Jews to live. Jews will, over time, be forced out of their own country. So implicitly, the left denies that Israel has the right to exist.

Going forward, the Republican Party will always be a lot more friendly to Israel, because conservatives don’t like Muslims very much, so it’s easy for them to get onboard with being friends of Israel. Whereas leftists are psychologically unable to side with Israel because they are seen as too privileged compared to their enemies. Old guard pro-Israel Democrats like Chuck Schumer will be marginalized. Republicans, therefore, are smart to push this issue in Congress.

Does it even matter if Jews abandon the Democrats for Republicans? Jews are only a small percent of the electorate.

The answer, yes, it would matter a lot. In swing states like Pennsylvania (2.3% Jewish) or Florida (3.0% Jewish) where elections are won by less than a percent, if the Jews switch from being 80% Democratic to let’s say 60% Republican 40% Democratic, that can definitely swing a statewide election.

It also matters for donations. Where do Democrats get their money from? Certainly not from blacks and immigrants. Because Jews are very civic-minded, they donate a lot of money to their favored political party.

However, I remain pessimistic about Jews switching their political-party allegiance over Israel. The opposite is more likely to happen, secular Jews in the United States become anti-Israel in order to align with their real tribe, which is liberalism and not Judaism. Benjamin Netanyahu understands this, which is why he is trying to become friends with evangelical Christians, Victor Orban in Hungary, and all other non-leftists who are willing to be pro-Israel. He is rightfully worried that liberal Jews in the United States will soon abandon Israel.

U.S. Jews abandoning Israel is going to be really bad for Israel’s continuing existence, but at least it will prove that anti-Semitic slurs, that Jews are liberal as part of a secret plot to elevate Israel above the concerns of the United States, are totally false.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 5, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International, Politics

More free speech in Russian than New Zealand

New York Times reports:

One man, Philip Neville Arps, appeared in court in Christchurch on Wednesday on two charges related to reposting the killer’s video. Mr. Arps was denied bail and is facing almost a month in custody until his next court appearance.

A Christchurch teenager, whose name has not been released, was denied bail on Monday over charges that he had posted a photograph of Al Noor Mosque, one of the two that were attacked, a week before the shootings, with the caption “target acquired.” He was also charged with reposting the video.

Each could spend as much as 14 years in jail if found guilty.

Up to 14 years in prison for sharing a newsworthy (albeit macabre) video. Sounds like a totalitarian police state, not a democracy.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 22, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in International

Who is Mony Preap?

He’s one of the litigants in the Supreme Court decision released today.

People who are arguing for sympathetic enforcement of our immigration laws say that it’s not fair to deport him back to Cambodia for the minor crime of possession of marijuana. Didn’t Obama smoke some joints? Everybody does it!

However, this guy was convicted TWICE for possession of marijuana and went to prison twice. This is pretty unusual and indicates to me that there were more circumstances than him just being a mere user of marijuana. And then, several years later, he goes to prison again for the crime of “battery.” I presume that means he beat someone up.

So this guy is not a law-abiding citizen. I’ve never been to prison once, but this guy has been convicted and sentenced to prison THREE times.

As a “permanent resident” and not a U.S. citizen, his stay in our country is subject to his good behavior. He should have known that and been more law abiding. Especially after going to prison the first time, he should have had a wake-up call.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 19, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in International

Turkish immigrant terrorist attack in Netherlands

https://www.yahoo.com/news/several-injured-shooting-dutch-city-utrecht-103029339.html

Presumably he’s Muslim.

Thus ends the three-day period of “the real terrorists are white non-Muslim Australians.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 18, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

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